#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In November 1937, high school student and aspiring thespian Richard Samuels takes a day trip into New York City. There, he meets and begins a casual friendship with Gretta Adler, their friendship based on a shared love and goal of a profession in the creative arts. But also on this trip, Richard stumbles across the Mercury Theatre and meets Orson Welles, who, based on an impromptu audition, offers Richard an acting job as Lucius in his modern retelling of Julius Caesar, which includes such stalwart Mercury Theatre players as Joseph Cotten and George Coulouris. Despite others with official roles as producer John Houseman, this production belongs to Welles, the unofficial/official dictator. In other words, whatever Welles wants, the cast and crew better deliver. These requests include everything, even those of a sexual nature. Welles does not believe in conventions and will do whatever he wants, which includes not having a fixed opening date, although the unofficial opening date is in one week’s time. In turn, Welles realizes that his name will either be strengthened or ruined in the theater community by this production. Richard is taken under the wing by the production’s Jane-of-All-Trades, Sonja Jones. Known as the Ice Queen by the male cast, Sonja deflects much of the unwanted sexual attention by jokingly implying that she and Richard are having a fling, which Richard wants nothing more than to be the truth. As the end of the week and opening night approaches, Richard, having seen Welles’ behavior, has to decide if acting in this production is worth it at any cost.
Plot: New York, 1937. A teenager hired to star in Orson Welles’ production of Julius Caesar becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.
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Coming of age in a hurry
Me and Orson Welles (2008), directed by Richard Linklater, is a fantasy about a fantastic event–the famed Mercury Theatre production of “Julius Caesar,” directed by Orson Welles in 1937.
In the 21st Century, setting Shakespeare’s plays in modern dress has become a cliché. More than 70 years ago, however, Welles’ production, with its clear references to fascism, was bold and daring. It made theater history, and propelled Welles into the limelight.
Teen heartthrob Zac Efron plays Richard Samuels, who is chosen by Welles for the small role of Lucius in the production. Zoe Kazan plays Gretta Adler, a young woman whom Richard meets in the New York Public Library. Claire Danes is Sonja Jones, Welles’ assistant, who is rising in the theater world through a combination of intelligence, beauty, devotion to Welles, and her willingness to get into bed with anyone who can help her career.
Effron is outgoing and attractive, Kazan is shy and attractive, and Danes again shows why she was able to captivate TV audiences in “My So-Called Life,” and then move on to immense Hollywood success. (Those who know “My So-Called Life” can recognize some of the interesting techniques that Danes developed then, and has since perfected.)
The highest honors in the film, however, belong to Christian McKay, who portrays Welles, and who stars as Brutus in the production. He has an uncanny resemblance to Welles, and his acting in the movie captures the qualities for which Welles was famous–incredible talent and incredible egotism.
Me and Orson Welles is not a truly great or classic film, but it’s not fluff, and it’s a perfect choice if you want to see an interesting movie about interesting people. The production values are very high, the sets capture New York City in the 1930’s, and the acting is wonderful.
We saw this movie on a hotel flat-screen TV . It would probably work better on a large screen, but the small screen version worked well enough. It’s definitely a movie worth finding and seeing.
A beautifully crafted film
I have seen a couple of good reviews of Me and Orson Welles, so decided to go and see whether they were merited. I’m pleased to report that the film certainly impressed me.
The film focuses on the rehearsals and opening of the play Caesar starring Orson Welles in 1937. Nominally Zac Efron plays the lead as Richard Samuels who is almost 18 and yearning to become an actor. A chance encounter with Orson Welles outside the Mercury theatre leads to Richard being cast as Lucius. Welles was one of those larger than life characters who had so much talent that they could get away with having a rather inflated ego.
This is the first time I have seen Zac Efron on screen and I have got to say he played the role of the star struck teenager very nicely. The character is full of dreams and it certainly resonates long after the film has finished.
If Christian McKay does not get a supporting actor Oscar nomination for his Orson Welles portrayal it will be a travesty. He is quite simply superb. I’ve always found Claire Danes very engaging and she is also very good in this as are a number of the supporting cast including Ben Chaplin and Zoe Kazan.
If you are after traditional blockbuster fare from your movies then you are probably well advised to skip Me and Orson, but if you like an intelligent film that is well scripted, well directed (by Richard Linklater) and well acted then it’s a must see.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 1 hr 47 min (107 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Richard Linklater
Writer Robert Kaplow (based on the novel by), Holly Gent (screenplay by), Vincent Palmo Jr. (screenplay by)
Actors Christian McKay, Zac Efron, Zoe Kazan, Megan Maczko
Country UK, Isle Of Man, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 26 nominations.
Production Company CinemaNX, Detour Filmproduction
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)